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2000-Year-Old Road Unearthed in Ancient Troy

Road 35-kilometer-long and 2000 years old was found in the region of Canakkale between Alexandria of Troy and the sacred place of Sminthion.

Professor Davut Kaplan, the leader of the excavations, stated that the discovery of this excavation was not too surprising, adding: “If we had carried out the excavation work with limited resources, we would have discovered only 5-10 meters of the whole road. Nevertheless, we have unearthed 45 meters of the road, before the excavations come to an end. We wish that the excavations would uncover the whole road.

Kaplan explained, ” The road’s direction is from Sminthion Area to Alexandria of Troy. There is a long sacred road of 35 kilometers between Alexandria of Troy that was a significant administrative center and Sminthion, which was an important religious centre.”

This road was the communication channel between the two centres and was used for the ancient processions during celebrations. This road seemed to be very functional but it was also of great religious importance.

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